Monday, 9 December 2013

ReadItDaddy's Booky Advent Calendar Day 9 - 9th December 2013 - "Christmas 50th Anniverary Edition" by Dick Bruna (Simon and Schuster Children's Books)

Booky Advent Calendar Day 9
Christmas (50th Anniversary Edition)
Written and Illustrated by Dick Bruna

Published by Simon and Schuster

We've seen so many nativity books since the merest whiff of a suggestion that the festive season is starting soon but none have managed to warm our hearts as much as this beautiful book. Dick Bruna, the genius behind Miffy, put together many children's books on diverse themes throughout his career, including this absolutely brilliant take on the traditional Nativity story.

Bruna's trademark graphic style lends itself to the christmas story really well (particularly those cute angels), and once again as we always say whenever we realise how old these books are, "Christmas" does not feel like a 50 year old book.

For the 50th Anniversary edition, picked out in a gorgeous white cover with gold inlaid scribe, it's a festive treat for the eyes.

Perfect christmas booky fare!

Charlotte's best bit: The rather cute baby jesus

Daddy's Favourite bit: Wonderful angels singing from on high in typical Bruna style

(Kindly sent to us for review by Bounce Marketing / Simon and Schuster Children's Books